Oculoplastic surgery includes procedures that deal with the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and face. It combines ophthalmology with plastic and reconstructive surgery to improve a patient’s vision. It is performed on children and adults to correct or treat disorders, both common and rare, including droopy eyelids, tear duct obstructions, eye socket fractures and tumor in and around the eyes.
Most oculoplastic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Post-operative care will depend on the specific procedure performed, but typically patients should take it easy with minimal activity the first few days. Most patients will fully recover and resume normal activities within one to two weeks.
Watch & Learn
Dr. Timothy Minton performs oculoplastic surgery here in Brookings; hear the unique point at which he chose this specialty. Kim Knox explains how easy the surgery for her bi-lateral ptosis was and how much it improved her vision. Aurora City Councilor Allen Pace and Brookings resident Rosemary Meister talk about share their life-changing, same-day vision surgery with Dr. Minton.
Types of Oculoplastic Procedures
- Eyelift to remove excess skin or fat
- Droopy eyelid repairs
- Retraction repair when the eyelid pulls away from the eyeball
- Repairs for when the lower eyelid turns outward or folds inward
Tear Duct System Evaluations
- Cuts to the eyelid caused by trauma
- Reconstruction for skin cancer removed by the eye
- Eye removal
Cosmetic Botox and Eyelifts
Interested in oculoplastic surgery? Call Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical at (605) 696-8870 for a consultation.